We had grand plans to not ever own a baby swing, but we broke down and bought a used one from Craigslist the other day. Holy crap. Two mornings in a row now I’ve been able to let the dogs out, feed them, make coffee, AND drink it while he happily and quietly swings away.
He almost fell asleep in it yesterday and maybe, MAYBE he’s asleep in it right now.
You guys. This is huge.
I have more to write about, namely our visit with the birth center nurse who’s training to become a craniosacral therapist and how incredibly well that went and how it’s got me rethinking my pledge to give up dairy (haha). Plus there are some big changes happening here that are positive yet overwhelming. But I’m going to take the opportunity to use BOTH hands to clean up the kitchen a little while my sweet boy naps.
Have a great Saturday!
His first time in the swing:
It’s rough, I’m not going to lie. Just like you can’t ever truly prepare yourself for childbirth, you can’t ever truly prepare for motherhood if it’s something you’ve never experienced before. I mean, I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I didn’t know how hard it would be. I wasn’t prepared for how draining motherhood can be. But much of that, for me, I think, is due to how high needs he is. Sleep deprivation and frustration have led to far more tears than I was hoping there’d be in these first weeks.
He really seems to have turned a corner these last few days, however, and I have enjoyed motherhood more that ever in that time. It’s been amazing to watch his personality emerge and to see just how sweet and mellow he is when he’s feeling well. His cuteness overwhelms me on a daily basis, as does the surge of love I feel for him when I look at him.
I feel very lucky to be the mother of this perfectly adorable and spirited baby. He’s a fabulous human being that has already taught me so much and I’m eager for us all, him, my wife, and I, to continue to grow and change with each other as we navigate through life.
I’ll admit to feeling a little ambivalent about another kid at this point, but I’m pretty sure that’s just the exhaustion talking. Haha.
We would like 2 kids. Our current plan is start trying to get me pregnant again next fall. :)